You’re moving to France, right? Good.
I guess you have a lot of anticipation, apprehension, excitement or some of each.
Are you moving here for a “French Experience” ?
Are you following a partner? Is it for work, pleasure, studies or one of the twenty reasons we listed here?
It doesn’t really matter how you feel or why you’re moving to France because moving to this country brings a few challenges and a lot of opportunities.
There’s so much variety in Paris.
As for where the live, the options are endless, though it depends on your personal preference, and most importantly, your budget.
Most postal codes—the last two digits—identify the arrondissements.
75003 would refer to an area in the third arrondissement, for example.
There are 20 of them arranged in a clockwise spiral, like a cinnamon roll or snail shell, if you will.
You’ve heard the songs, seen the movies and drooled over the Eiffel Tower. Now you're an expat, you’re in Paris and anxious to be “one of them.” Perhaps you envision a Parisian as someone who sits in a café with a demi-tasse, a baguette and a small plate of cheese. Will there be wine, afterward? You wouldn’t be too far off the mark, but let’s take away the fairytale and look at the things consumed by the everyday Paris dweller.
Ever wondered what it would cost to live in Paris these days ? As residents, we have experienced this first hand. In order to come up with the figures below, we looked into different aspects of life here, including Paris grocery chains and malls; music and movie sites; various transportation modes; State information for insurance; available online cost of living data; and the findings of other expats who’ve also lived here for an extended period of time. Basically, We analyzed a large amount of Data, combined it with our daily-consumer experience and here's what we concluded was the real cost of living in Paris (from January to March 2016).